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All about trail cameras

MLG has Browning trail cameras available for loan to financial members. See our page on trail cameras. It has lots of information plus some examples of videos taken with the Brownings.

July e-news Goulburn/Mulwaree Landcare

Hello Landcarers and friends and welcome to the July edition of the Goulburn/ Mulwaree Landcare Community e-news. In July we celebrate National Tree Day, Australia's largest tree-planting and nature care event. There are Tree Day events coming up in and around Goulburn through schools, Landcare and Council. It’s a great opportunity for you to do something positive for your community and the environment and to connect with nature. Planting trees with school groups, family and community is very rewarding and benefits can be seen in a relatively short time. It is, however, important to not only focus on the planting of new trees but to acknowledge and preserve what we already have, in particular our old paddock trees which we are losing at an alarming rate.

Launch of Kreative Koalas in Goulburn

7 primary schools from the Southern Tablelands Region including Tallong P.S, Braidwood P.S, West Goulburn P.S, Breadalbane P.S, Young P.S and Mt Carmel in Yass and Tambelin Independent School, have signed up to participate in the Kreative Koalas Schools program. Teachers from the schools attended a launch event on the 21st June at Workspace 2580 in Goulburn to hear all about the program from Head Koala, Lynne Strong and the Kreative Koala team, Simon Tedder from Office of Environment and Heritage, Giselle Newbury from Southern Tablelands Arts and Mary Bonet from LachLandcare.

Latest e-news letter from Yass Landcare Region

Welcome to the July e-news letter. In July we celebrate National Tree Day and I am reminded of the inspiring wisdom found in this old Chinese proverb: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. For those of us in the Yass region, we are fortunate that many of our Landcarers did get started 20 or more years ago. However, for the rest of us, now is a great time with many opportunities available. Landcare has been successful in obtaining funding through the NSW Environmental Trust and NSW Saving our Species program. Yass Habitat Linkages, Burrinjuck to Bango Habitat Hops and the newly announced Saving our Superb Parrot focus on protecting, restoring and linking habitat. There is also opportunity for riparian restoration to improve our waterways through the Rivers of Carbon- Yass River Linkages program. Landholders can apply for funding from small individual paddock trees right up to large whole of paddock restoration works. For those just starting out, the Murrumbateman Landcare group held a workshop on July 5, titled Planning for Planting, which guided landholders on what and where to plant. Locally, we have three community nurseries that are able to supply local provenance tubestock for these restoration projects and for anyone interested in purchasing native tree and shrubs. And for those who just want to get out and get planting, National Tree Day is coming up and we are having a volunteer tree planting day along the Yass River- Details about this and more below in the newsletter.

Successful Climate Change Forum held at Yass

It was standing room only at a forum entitled ‘Join the Climate Conversation – Rural Communities making a difference’ held on May 25th, 2018 at Yass in Southern NSW. Organisers were thrilled with the public interest. Right from the outset they knew they were addressing a topic concerning a quiet majority of people, who wanted to know how they could help to constrain global warming. Ticket sales were strong and organisers were taken by surprise as attendance topped 220 at the Yass Memorial Hall. The event was attended by local landholders and members of the public with an interest in rural land management and climate issues.

2017 Landcare Muster Report available

Landcare NSW would like to thank all Landcarers who participated in or contributed to the 2017 NSW Landcare Muster. The Muster provided an opportunity for the diverse Landcare community to capture collective issues and consistent themes. The outcomes of the ‘many hands one voice’ concept of the Muster guides the actions of Landcare NSW between Musters. The Final report of the Muster has now been completed.

Volunteer Week - Wombeyan Weed Whackers

Wombeyan Caves Landcare- Weed Whacking Weekends. Trish Kidd from Wombeyan Caves Landcare and Jules Bros from National Parks and Wildlife have been hosting teams of up to 40 volunteers for 2 day volunteer weeding whacking weekends for the past 7 years. The Weekends are run in partnership with Wombeyan Caves Landcare and National Parks and Wildlife funded by the Kanangra Boyd To Wyangala Link – K2W Glideways Bushconnect program. There are two weekends per year one each Autumn and Spring which involve the labour-intensive job of woody weed control around the valley slopes of Wombeyan Caves.

Tickets selling fast for Yass climate forum

The National Landcare Programme has enabled local Landcare groups around Yass, from Murrumbateman to Hovell’s Creek, to come together to discuss global warming and to explore how rural communities and farmers can contribute to ameliorating the problem while benefiting their land. These groups are organising a forum in Yass on 25th May, called ‘Join the Climate Conversation- Rural Communities Making a Difference’.

What is a Welcome to Country?

A Welcome to Country is an important part of our Cultural protocols, the process of entering into other peoples Country, to do business or visit, and has been so for at least 65,000 years.

Coastal Weeds Video

The Far South Coast Landcare Association has just released an inspiring video to showcase a project and prove that partnership, volunteers and passion can make a difference. You will also be treated to some spectacular footage of their local coastline.........

K2C Feb Mini Forum: Wetland values and biodiversity

At our most recent K2C forum on 16 Feb 2018, Donna Hazell talked on the subject Wetland values and associated biodiversity - here today...what about tomorrow? Donna is employed by South East Local Land Services but previously did her PhD on wetland ecology.

Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council Celebration Lunch 2018

On 24 Feb 2018 four members of our Landcare Group joined with scores of landcarers from the Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council area for a delicious ploughman's lunch and cider at The Old Cheese Factory, Reidsdale, part of the Celebration of the Champions of the Catchment.